Middlebury CollegeWith a population of just over 2,600 students, Middlebury College is on a rural setting spread across 350 acres between the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks. Middlebury College has been making history for many years. It was the first school to issue a bachelor’s degree to an African American in 1823. It was also one of the first all-male schools to admit women in 1883, and it was the first institution to offer an environmental studies major in 1965. Since then, Middlebury has remained a school focused on academics and the growth of their students. They are often named one of the top schools “most beloved by their alumni,” according to U.S. News and World Report.

MiddleburyMiddlebury College offers more than 40 departments for undergraduates. The most popular majors include economics, environmental studies, political science and government, English language and literature/letters, and psychology. More than 40 percent of students have one major, and about 30 percent of students choose to complete a double major.  Many students also choose to participate in one of Middlebury’s interdisciplinary programs. The school is well known for their Middlebury College Language Schools. They offer six, seven, or eight week summer sessions devoted to helping students learn a specific language. The immersion program helps students focus on a language over the summer. Many Middlebury students also take advantage of the study-abroad programs offered. With more than 40 schools in 16 countries, students can take part in the C.V. Starr-Middlebury Study Abroad program to increase their understanding of international affairs. This program is often ranked in the top ten of all study-abroad programs in the country.

Middlebury College campusThere is also an active social life on campus. There are more than 150 organizations for students to participate in. The Middlebury College Snow Bowl ski area has over 17 trails for students to explore. The school also holds America’s oldest Winter Carnival. Middlebury’s fun spirit is captured by activities like “Muggle Quidditch,” a game based on the Harry Potter series.  The school also has a popular sports presence. They compete in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and have more than 30 NCAA Division III varsity teams.

Middlebury admissionWith notable alumni and devoted faculty members, Middlebury students have a great support system. With a small, yet connected community, students interested in a strong liberal arts education should explore all that Middlebury has to offer. It has even been named one of the top colleges for “best quality of life.” Applicants seeking challenging academics with a fun social life should consider Middlebury College.


Acceptance Rate

Middlebury acceptance rate

SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

Middlebury College SAT score range

ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

Middlebury College ACT test score

Application Deadlines

Early decision (Round 1): Nov. 1

Early decision (Round 2): Jan. 1

Regular decision: Jan. 1

Transfer decision: Mar. 1

Admissions Information

Freshmen Admissions
Number of 2019 (Class of 2023) applicants: 9,750
Enrolled: 703
Yield: 40.7%
Acceptance rate: 15.9%

Early Decision Admissions
Number of 2019 (Class of 2023) ED applicants: 654
Admitted: 297
ED acceptance rate: 45.4%

Waitlist Admission Statistics
Number of waitlisted applicants: 914
Admitted off the waitlist: 24
Waitlist acceptance rate: 2.6%

Transfer Admissions
Number of applicants: 263
Admitted transfer applicants: 24
Transfer acceptance rate: 9.1%

Middle SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 660-730
SAT Math: 670-770

Middle ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
ACT Composite: 31-34

Standardized Test Requirements

Middlebury recommends the SAT/ACT SAT/ACT recommended

Middlebury College does not require the writing portion Writing portion not required

Middlebury recommends the SAT subject tests SAT Subject Tests recommended

Middlebury College employs a ‘flexible testing’ admissions model. Applicants must take the ACT, SAT or any three SAT II Subject Tests in different academic disciplines.

Score Card

Graduation Rates

Middlebury graduation rate

Loan Defaults and Rhodes Scholars

Middlebury College score card

Salary After Attending

R&D Expenditures

Campus Safety

Score Card Information

Graduation Rates
4 years: 82.7%
5 years: 90.6%
6 years: 91.1%

Transferred to another school: 6%

Loan default rate: 1.4%

Total Rhodes Scholars: 16

Salary after attending: $58,200

R&D Expenditures: $2.04 million

Campus Safety
Sex offenses: 13
Robberies: 0
Aggravated assaults: 1
Burglaries: 12
Car thefts: 0

Financial Aid

Net Cost and Total Expected Cost of Attendance

Middlebury College financial aid

Average Net Price By Income

Student Debt

Middlebury student debt

Additional Information

Tuition, room and board (2019-2020): $71,822

Total estimated cost of attendance (2019-2020): $75,748

Net Cost
Average: $23,136

By income
$0 to $30,000: $5,381
$30,001 to $48,000: $6,820
$48,001 to $75,000: $13,927
$75,001 to $110,000: $23,392
$110,001 and more: $42,242

Graduates with student debt: 50%

Class of 2023 average annual grant: $49,647

Average student debt at graduation: $18,955

Student Body

Student Residence

Undergraduate Class Sizes

Middlebury undergraduate class sizes

Student to Faculty Ratio

Middlebury College student to faculty ratio

Student Population

Additional Information

Student to Faculty Ratio: 8 to 1

Women: 53%

Undergraduate Class Sizes
Under 20: 66%
20 to 39: 29%
40 to 99: 5%
100+: 0%

Student Population
Total: 2,626
Undergraduate: 2,579

Student Residence
In State: 4%
Out of State: 85%
International: 1%
Unknown: 10%

Middlebury college student population

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This page was last updated in November 2019.